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“Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.”


Henry L. Doherty


Scholarship Opportunities

Please review the scholarship opportunities for High School Seniors below. There may be opportunities listed that may no longer be available or open on a later date.

Please thoroughly check the criteria and dates prior to applying.

AMS Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Sponsored by the former executives and employees of American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), the AMS Opportunity Scholarship Fund is an endowed fund that provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Northern Virginia. Preference will be given to students going on to study in STEM fields of interest that will position them for careers in existing industries or emerging technology fields.


Learn more at: Scholarship | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (

Cameron and Virginia Dye Scholarship Fund

The Dye family established the scholarship to help promising students in need of financial assistance to go to college. The scholarship recognizes community service, school activities, financial need and academic achievement.

Learn more at: Scholarship | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (

NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund

The NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund benefits women pursuing higher education in STEM-related fields and who demonstrate leadership promise and potential in the technology field.

Learn more at: Scholarship | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (

11th Annual Virginia Council on Women STEAM-H Essay Contest

The Contest, which started in 2012 under Governor Bob McDonnell’s administration, awards high school senior girls pursuing STEAM-H majors and careers with scholarships to aid with their tuition at institutions of higher education, to include but not limited to four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, and career and technical schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia
and throughout the Unites States.

Learn more at: Council on Women (

John Randolph Foundation

The John Randolph Foundation is proud to offer a number of scholarships for a variety of academic pursuits to local students residing in Hopewell, Prince George, Enon, Chester, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Charles City and Varina. For a complete list of scholarship programs please visit the scholarship provider's website. Students wishing to apply should begin by visiting the John Randolph Foundation website to establish an online account and complete a few criteria questions.

Learn more at: The John Randolph Foundation.

The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award

The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award provides opportunities to underrepresented students in the field of engineering through scholarship funds and mentorship.


Learn more at: Scholarship Application - The Helping Project

John Borden Memorial Scholarship Fund

The John Borden Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to Computer Clubhouse members who are graduating seniors from Fairfax County Public Schools. Winners are selected based on a STEM related   objective, participation in Clubhouse activities, and a strong record of giving back to the Community.

Learn more at: Scholarship | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an institution of higher education. The funding supports completion of the first year of studies. Competitive five-year grants for CAMP projects are made to institutions of higher education or to other nonprofit private agencies that cooperate with such institutions. CAMP grantees are funded to serve about 2,000 students annually. 

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Amazon Future Engineer

Get a $40,000 scholarship ($10,000/year) towards an undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science and a guaranteed summer internship at Amazon.

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